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Solar technologies © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Solar technologies facilitate the extraction of a renewable energy source by harnessing power from the sun. There are two technological principles that can be used to achieve this: (1) Collecting...

Solar thermal for hot water for domestic and industrial use © Climate Tech Wiki - acc and respective owners

Solar thermal technology can be used to provide hot water for domestic or industrial uses. Recently, ‘combi’ systems have been introduced which can provide both space and water heating. Advances...

Solar water pumps © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

A reliable and clean water supply is an essential need but a large number of people currently lack this basic provision. Solar water pumps is a socially and environmentally attractive technology...

Supporting Cycling California bikes used in South Africa’s Shova Kalula (Ride Easy) program

Cycling is a cheap, healthy, efficient form of transport that only produces greenhouse gases in the production and distribution of bicycles, and it is very well suited to short to...

Traditional building materials and design © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

The use of traditional building materials and design is often found itself in a difficult situation, that is either being under the threat of perished under the force of modernisation or being...

Traffic management © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Proper traffic management can ensure that traffic flows smoothly and efficiently; there is fair access for different transport modes; roads and streets are safe for all users; roads full of...

Urban forestry © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Urban forestry is the care and management of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment. The concept of urban forestry, which advocates the role of trees...

Waste management: increased recycling of products, components and materials Recycling, sorting

According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered...

Water efficiency © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

The use of water in buildings has an indirect but large contribution to energy and resource consumption. The production and distribution of water for buildings is an energy-intensive activity....

Wind energy: small-scale Small wind turbines on the isle of Eigg, Scotland

Smaller-scale wind turbines can be found in a wide range of applications including off-grid power; either directly by charging a storage battery or in combination with another form of generation...

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